Spring has sprung in Airdrie, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to declutter, purge, and tidy up our homes and yards. But what about those items we simply can't toss into the recycling bin or garbage can? Enter the City of Airdrie Waste Management Department, according to Shelly Slevinsky their upcoming event will lend you a helping hand! 

On June 15th, Airdrie hosts its Hazardous Waste Roundup and Shredding Event, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Slevinsky to get the scoop on what residents can expect from this community-driven initiative.

"We are hosting a Hazardous Waste Roundup and also a shredding event—free shredding, so if you're doing some spring cleaning, this is the perfect time to kind of purge and whatnot."

The event aims to provide a safe and convenient way for residents to dispose of household hazardous waste, such as paint and chemicals, ensuring these items are handled responsibly and do not pose a threat to the environment or public health. Shelly emphasized the importance of bringing these materials sealed in their original containers, with a maximum capacity of 20 litres or less, and marked with one of four hazardous symbols.

And the best part? "No, it doesn't cost anything," Shelly confirmed. "It's free for the city of Airdrie residents and Rocky View residents."

The event takes place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the recycling depot at 21 E Lake Hill and will be open to accept these materials, with the first hundred attendees receiving a free household hazardous waste collection bin.

For those drowning in a sea of paper clutter, the shredding event at 15 E Lake Hill is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and offers a chance to securely dispose of sensitive documents.

"If you're sitting on those documents, your cabinets are getting full, now's the time," Slevinsky encouraged.

With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to tackle those spring cleaning tasks and home renovations. It's an opportunity to not only declutter our homes but also to contribute to a cleaner, safer community.

So make sure to take advantage of this invaluable service. Shelly reiterated, "We hope to see all the City of Airdrie residents there."

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